Review and Media by Stu
Episode #3 - Where Evil Nests
Written By: Steve Perry, Brynne Chandler Reaves
Directed By: Patrick Archibald
Guest Starring: Rino Romano as Spider-Man/Peter Parker/The Green Goblin
Review:Spider-Man’s arch nemesis The Green Goblin makes his debut here, but it’s not the Green Goblin we’re all used to. No, this show wasn’t allowed to use the comic version from the looks of it so we’re stuck with this original take on the character. In a truly odd twist, this Green Goblin is a good guy, the neighbourhood’s superhero. I’m not sure why one of Spidey’s best enemies was turned face, but I can’t say I care for it.
Another odd thing about The Goblin is his casting. Rino Ramano plays both Spider-Man and The Green Goblin here and doesn’t especially do a great job with either of them. His Spidey often feels like it’s trying too hard to be cool, especially when delivering his embarrassing “Your friendly interplanetary Spider-Man!” The design for The Goblin is actually quite cool. There’s no glider and his face is a little odd, but I thoughts the wings were pretty cool, and allowed for a pretty good fight with Spidey when they were enemies at the beginning of the episode.
Speaking of designs, I don’t actually mind the Unlimited suit too much. I miss the webs on his head, and I think the cape is daft, but it’s not too bad a suit. It’s not as cool as the traditional red and blue suit or even the red and black Spidey suit used in the opening episode, but it’s not terrible by any means. I don’t like it being nanotech though; it’s just un-original and too far out of Spidey’s realm. It also comes from his watch, which made me feel a little embarrassed when watching it, to be honest. There’s some things that one can never get used to, and Spidey’s nanotech is one of them…
There’s not too many utterly stupid moments in this episode, which is probably due to a lack of The Beastials appearing but there is one which simply had me rolling my eyes. When Spidey and The Goblin are fighting robots, The Goblin blinds them with a flash pumpkin bomb. He blinded robots. Which have no eyes, and no nerves
Did anyone actually sit down and watch this show before shipping it out to air?!
Not a truly terrible episode, but if you compare it to Enter The Green Goblin, you’re bound to be utterly disappointed with it. It’s better than the opening 2 part episode, however. Screenshots: